Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

29-1161 Nurse Midwives

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,270 4.8 % $49.23 $102,390 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.05 $41.23 $47.97 $57.54 $68.52
Annual Wage (2) $66,660 $85,750 $99,770 $119,690 $142,510


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 2,830 0.11 $49.69 $103,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,610 0.03 $50.82 $105,710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 770 0.09 $37.71 $78,440
Outpatient Care Centers 750 0.09 $55.32 $115,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 0.00 $46.72 $97,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 2,830 0.11 $49.69 $103,360
Outpatient Care Centers 750 0.09 $55.32 $115,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 770 0.09 $37.71 $78,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,610 0.03 $50.82 $105,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 0.00 $61.38 $127,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $61.38 $127,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $55.88 $116,240
Outpatient Care Centers 750 0.09 $55.32 $115,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,610 0.03 $50.82 $105,710
Offices of Physicians 2,830 0.11 $49.69 $103,360


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 740 0.05 1.04 $63.92 $132,950
New York 480 0.05 1.17 $48.65 $101,190
Georgia 370 0.09 1.94 $46.51 $96,730
Massachusetts 340 0.10 2.22 $53.98 $112,290
Maryland 310 0.12 2.64 $41.77 $86,870




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.17 3.74 $44.30 $92,150
Vermont 50 0.16 3.49 $41.10 $85,490
Maryland 310 0.12 2.64 $41.77 $86,870
New Mexico 90 0.11 2.55 $48.82 $101,540
Massachusetts 340 0.10 2.22 $53.98 $112,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 740 0.05 1.04 $63.92 $132,950
Iowa 40 0.03 0.61 $60.41 $125,650
New Jersey 200 0.05 1.13 $54.02 $112,370
Massachusetts 340 0.10 2.22 $53.98 $112,290
Oregon 110 0.06 1.43 $52.04 $108,240





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.06 1.25 $51.09 $106,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 240 0.09 2.12 $46.83 $97,400
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 0.17 3.72 $42.07 $87,510
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 200 0.11 2.53 $54.35 $113,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 2.22 $49.96 $103,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.71 $60.87 $126,600
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.68 $31.52 $65,560
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 80 0.08 1.76 $44.60 $92,770
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.53 $66.44 $138,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.07 1.46 $54.23 $112,810




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Syracuse, NY 70 0.23 5.09 $43.02 $89,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 0.17 3.72 $42.07 $87,510
Albuquerque, NM 60 0.16 3.57 $48.65 $101,190
Provo-Orem, UT 30 0.15 3.44 $37.07 $77,110
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.13 2.87 $43.74 $90,990
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 200 0.11 2.53 $54.35 $113,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 2.22 $49.96 $103,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 240 0.09 2.12 $46.83 $97,400
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 80 0.08 1.76 $44.60 $92,770
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.59 $50.40 $104,840




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.06 1.43 $70.29 $146,200
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.53 $66.44 $138,200
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $65.99 $137,260
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $64.19 $133,520
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.96 $63.94 $132,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.71 $60.87 $126,600
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.89 $60.62 $126,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 1.12 $59.78 $124,330
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $58.97 $122,660
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.03 0.76 $58.90 $122,520


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017